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Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick gestures during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Gov. Patrick announced he is delivering his final state budget to Beacon Hill lawmakers, which proposes increasing spending by 4.9 percent over the current fiscal year. (AP)
Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick gestures during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Gov. Patrick announced he is delivering his final state budget to Beacon Hill lawmakers, which proposes increasing spending by 4.9 percent over the current fiscal year. (AP)
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The disappearance of five year old Jeremiah Oliver has prompted scrutiny of the state's social work system and this morning governor Deval Patrick called for a sweeping review of the agency's work.

Guests

Mary Lou Sudders, associate professor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and former CEO of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter

This segment aired on January 27, 2014.

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